Hi ILs, I want share my recent experience with the HR department of a big firm. I was looking for a change and recently applied for a position with this firm online through their website. They are a big firm in the area and reputed on the west coast for their services and quality. Few days later, I got an email from the HR Manager saying she was interested in meeting me for a interview on a proposed day and time. I thanked her for her response and said I would be happy to meet her, but that time does not work for me and would like to meet her in another time slot, if that worked for her. I gave her some alternate time slots too in case she was busy at that time and asked her to let me know her preference and confirm. Fast forward, it's been over 3 business days; I haven't heard back from her. And, only reason I can think of is that she (the HR manager) did not like the fact that I did not accept her proposed time of meeting right away (like she may be used to) and maybe she is super spoilt by candidates acting exactly like they want them to in the hiring process. I, on the other hand wasn't trying to be difficult, but genuinely had conflicts at her proposed time. I was thinking about this and recall having had some similar experiences in the past when the HR of big companies act so inflexible, don't care about the candidates and want them to dance to their whims and fancies. Now, I understand they are on the hiring side and in their heads they probably think they have an upper hand, but I see hiring as a 2 way process. Like you as a job seeker are looking for the next great opportunity to work for a big name, great role, the hiring company is also looking for good, experienced candidates like you and I truly believe that in this case, I had what the company was exactly looking for. So, my question to you ladies is, why is not there an equality or let's say a 2 way respect or bargaining power when it comes to dealing with HR of big companies? Do you think a lot of ass-kissing, acting per the HR's whims and fancies are responsible for spoiling them and having unreasonable expectations? This kind of attitude has always disturbed me. Pls share your experiences and thoughts.